Young Children’s Center for the Arts, Inc. is a nonprofit, licensed childcare facility and creative arts preschool program that has served the needs of more than 1,000 people in our Philadelphia community since 1987. YCCA is a nonsectarian preschool and daycare center, housed on the property of historic Old Swedes Church at Water & Christian streets and 1714 South 2nd street. Our diverse population represents children from every neighborhood throughout Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs.
We are now enrolling for the 2017-2018 school year! If you are interested in applying, please fill out the attached application and send it in to the address listed on the application with the application fee (not the deposit). We will let you know by January 15th if there is a spot for your child, or if your child has been placed on our waiting list.
2016-2017 School Calendar at a glance (* indicates the days we are closed)
*Thanksgiving– November 24 & November 25th
*Winter Break– December 26th-January 2nd
*President’s Day– February 20th
*Spring Break– April 10th-April 14th
*Memorial Day– May 29th
Last Day of School- June 23rd
For detailed information about your child’s specific group, please check their group’s page ycca.eboard.com.
The Center’s mission is to enrich the lives of children from infancy through kindergarten through the participation in the creative and fine arts. We accomplish this by providing a structured creative arts curriculum within an enhanced daycare environment. Children’s motor, language, emotional and cognitive skills are developed through music, art and movement. Each time ideas are presented through a different art form, learning becomes reinforced, and children’s expressive abilities are enhanced. Young Children’s Center for the Arts is one of the few preschool programs in our area that not only accepts, but embraces, children with pervasive developmental disabilities in an inclusion program. YCCA offers both full-time and part-time preschool programs.
929 South Water Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 l (215) 336-3324 l
1714 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148 l (267) 928 4808 l